Everyone enjoyed themselves at the annual SIT event

The 43rd annual Shibaura Festival was held at Toyosu campus from November 6 to 8. The slogan this year was “SIT UP!” which reminded the students of their commitment in challenging themselves with ambition and pride as one of science and technology universities.

Despite the rain on the final day, a total of 11,500 people came to the event – which was about 2,000 more people than last year’s event. More than 90 entertainment programs engaged the audience and the closing act, a live music performance by the Shibaya –a Shibaura tradition–, was a major hit with the roaring crowd, bringing the performers and audience together.

“We made improvements in the quality of the venue and live entertainment shows so that more people would come.” Hirono Yamamoto, the chairperson of the Shibaura Festival Executive Committee, said, beaming widely.
“We were able to achieve our goal through discussions with faculty, staff, alumni members and student organizations from early stages of the planning. All of our Festival Executive Committee members are grateful for those who have helped make this year’s event a success.”

Children enjoyed the robot workshops with Robotics Club
Children enjoyed the robot workshops with Robotics Club "Karakuri," street performance by Shangri-La and model-building workshops with architecture seminar students
The winners of the Mr. and Ms. Shibaura pageant, from left: Tatsuhiro Matsumoto (2nd-year, Department of Mechanical Engineering) and Asami Hayashi (1st-year, Department of Engineering Science and Mechanics).
The winners of the Mr. and Ms. Shibaura pageant, from left: Tatsuhiro Matsumoto (2nd-year, Department of Mechanical Engineering) and Asami Hayashi (1st-year, Department of Engineering Science and Mechanics)
Shibaurakai dancers entertain the audience in the Lecture Hall
Shibaurakai dancers entertain the audience in the Lecture Hall
Homemade food at food stalls. International students brought cuisines from home countries to share with visitors
Homemade food at food stalls. International students brought cuisines from home countries to share with visitors
Live music ranged from rock concerts to jazz recitals
Live music ranged from rock concerts to jazz recitals